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favorite bike of all time(8 posts)

favorite bike of all timemattfl
May 7, 2001 11:11 PM
what is the best bike you have ever seen or ridden. take in account the aesthetics of the bike and the performance, if you rode the bike.
re: favorite bike of all timegot2ryd
May 8, 2001 5:13 AM
for me it is the cannondale caad5. i test rode the trek 5200 and the lemond zurich. i did not test ride a ti frame recently but have before and it was not to my liking. the c'dale was just more responsive, comfortable and it fit me like a glove. oh, and it climbs like a rocket! my least favorite out of these three was the trek 5200. first time on carbon and it was not as lively feeling as the zurich or c'dale.
re: favorite bike of all timePaulCL
May 8, 2001 7:48 AM
My current ride:
-Colnago Bi-Titan 58cm ti-bike
-Campy Record 10sp groupo
-Dave's Speeddream wheelset
-Selle Italia Turbomatic saddle (yellow)
-Vittoria Open CX corsa tires (yellow)
light (16lbs - ish), looks good, fits me well. I finally have it to a point that I don't have any desire to upgrade. Now if I could only work on my two-bit legs.....
Peugeot PX10Dog
May 8, 2001 8:02 AM
I was awestruck by this white bike that looked like pure speed when I was a teenager. The mid-70's Peugeot PX10 (although available in different models) was the perfect racing bike, and I loved mine for the few years I had it before being stolen (and replaced by a Bianchi). This may have been one of the most highly regarded racing bikes in the 70's. But then, I was highly impressionable then.

Certainly it would be substandard compared to today's bikes, but I really lusted after this bike back then.

http://www.iag.net/~davidg/PX10_History-02.htm

Doug
Peugeot PX10uwgrl
May 8, 2001 11:57 PM
My Dad actually this bike. He just rode it with me last weekend.
That's too cool!
Sanino SLX Campy Super RecordThioderek
May 8, 2001 8:03 AM
My favorite of all time was my first true racing bike. It was a Sanino SLX with full Campy Super Record. It had a custom Holland Cycles paint job with smoke under the clearcoat. There was a Silca frame pump that had the same paint job as the frame. I went from a Miyata with Suntour that was way too big for me, to this bike.

I started racing soon after I got this bike. It was one sweet ride. I still have it today. I have stripped all the parts off of it and it is now a "onespeed wonder." It has internal cable routing which has collected some water over the years. I have tried to spray that chemical stuff in there to keep it from eating away at it too much, but you never know. It is more of a memory bike now. I rarely take it out.
Couldn't afford a PX-10; I pick my Moto Gran SomethingCory
May 9, 2001 9:46 AM
I really, realllly wanted a PX-10 like Doug's, but I couldn't afford it--I was in college, and I think that thing cost nearly $150! I got a great deal on a Motobecane Gran Something (been a long time; I forget--maybe a Gran Mirage?). By modern standards it wasn't anything special, but it was my first decent bike: Butted tubing, low-line Campy components, an Ideale leather saddle. It was the bike that showed me that 10 miles wasn't a long ride, and the one I did my first 50-miler and century on. Everything on it just WORKED and FIT--I haven't been as comfortable on a bike until my Atlantis, and I'm not even sure about that.
Crashed it about five years ago, separated my shoulder, folded up the fork and downtube. Still got the wheels on my commuter, though.
Bianchi SuperleggeraMikeC
May 9, 2001 9:48 AM
Late 70's Bianchi Superleggera. Celeste, of course, Super Record (pantographed),chrome lugs, elegant with a capital "E."